The Musée Yves Saint Laurent Marrakech has opened today (Thursday 19 October) on Rue Yves Saint Laurent – a city close to the fashion designer's heart. 'In Morocco, I realised that the range of colours I use was that of the zelliges, zouacs, djellabas and caftans. The boldness seen since then in my work, I owe to this country, to its forceful harmonies, to its audacious combinations, to the fervour of its creativity. This culture became mine, but I wasn’t satisfied with absorbing it; I took, transformed and adapted it,' said Yves Saint Laurent.
Smith & Sinclair, the creators of the world’s first edible cocktail, is opening an experiential retail concessions at John Lewis on Oxford Street, London. Customers will have their senses played on through thermal reactive surfaces, scent diffusing walls and animated light features. Customers will be invited to create their own Edible Cocktails, with an adult take on the classic pick ’n’ mix. The concession will launch on the 27th October, as well as the full range rolling out in a further 19 John Lewis branches nationwide including Cardiff, Cambridge, Liverpool and Stratford plus John Lewis online.
The Club House bar at Liverpool ONE has launched a 134 sq m Winter Lodge pop-up, where visitors can enjoy playing shuffleboard and drinks by the fireplace, and watch films in an undercover pop-up cinema. The pop-up will be in place until 31 October 2017.
Australian high street retailer, Colette by Colette Hayman is launching its debut UK standalone store at Westfield Stratford later this month. With an aggressive UK expansion strategy, the brand has scheduled 10 additional shop openings by February 2018 and its second store opening in Manchester on 22 November.
British clothing brand Superdry has unveiled a newly refurbished store at St David's Shopping Centre in Cardiff following completion of works on an enhanced shopfit, design and layout. The entire store, including the shop frontage, has been renovated to reflect the brand’s latest concept. This is the first Superdry owned store with a dedicated Sports entrance complete with signage, and stocks the full new Sports range. The second ever design of its kind, the store features minimal internal walls and completely open entrances, carried out by the in-house team in conjunction with design agency SKK.